Technical Limitations

Students will be in possession of their laptops while enrolled at Archmere Academy. They may add programs and install software that Archmere considers acceptable. The laptop remains the property of Archmere Academy; therefore, there are certain technical aspects that may not be altered by the students for any reason. The following are examples of prohibited actions and will be considered a violation of the Acceptable Use Policy though Archmere reserves the right to add/remove actions from this list:
  1. Creating accounts other than your own and which bears your name
  2. Deleting the Archmere tech.admin account
  3. Creating or using of proxy servers
  4. Changing the following System Preferences: 
    • Sharing ---> Computer Name
    • Sharing ---> Remote Login
    • Sharing ---> Remote Management
    • Network Settings --> Archmere location(all settings)
    • Security ---> FileVault • Security ---> Firewall
    • Print & Fax - do not delete any pre-installed printers
  5. Installing additional Operating Systems either via BootCamp or vitualization software (e.g. Paralells)
  6. Installing any software that is in violation of the AUP or contradicts the values of Archmere Academy.
  7. Removing any pre-installed (e.g. iMovie) or Archmere-installed software (e.g. Microsoft Word).
  8. Attempting in anyway to modify the hardware including adding additional RAM or replacing the optical drive with an additional hard drive. This will void the AppleCare warranty.
  9. Using file sharing or peer-to-peer software while in school or on its network.
  10. Tethering your laptop to another device to access the web while at school.

All student computers can be accessed via Apple Remote Desktop. The purpose of this application is to enable teachers to share materials and screens during class. It will also be used on a limited basis to monitor use. An icon appears in the menu bar when the computer is being observed. This monitoring software can only be used while the computers are on campus.
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